Do you know the following Mosts and Leasts in the Yangtze Three Gorges?
- The river is narrowest at Fan Shoal, the upstream entrance to Wu Gorge, where the navigation channel is only 50 meters wide at the low-water season.
- The river is widest at Sandouping, the Three Gorges Project site in Yichang City, where there is a distance of over 1,000 meters between the two banks.
- The river is deepest at Shibanjia near Bellows Gorge, where the water is 140 meters in depth.
- The river is shallowest at Tiger and Leopard Shoal, where the water is three or four meters deep in the low-water season.
- The largest flood occurred in 1870. Calculations based on the marks made by the flood show that the volume of flow at Yichang was 110,000 cubic meters per second.
- The driest year was 1979 where the volume of flow at Yichang dropped to 2,700 cubic meters per second.